Friday, July 15, 2011

Hugo

What does a whimsical children's film from Martin Scorsese look like? Like this, apparently:



Original title "Hugo Cabret," incidentally. And those silent-movie-making sequences are apparently setting up Georges Melies as a supporting character, in answer to the "what probably attracted Scorsese to this?" question.

12 comments:

Kalmar said...
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CoolAde said...

I'm starting to dislike that everything is in 3D... geez. Looks good that trailer that trailer, quite possibly not my type of movie but it's not like i'm not willing to give it a shot.

The Projector said...

I'm indifferent about this trailer. It seems to throw around a lot of obvious symbols of any fantasy adventure, like how the keyhole is in the shape of a heart. Apart from that, it just looks like a silly, slapstick-induced family film. If I'm not mistaken, this is Scorsese's first family film, but I while I do enjoy seeing filmmakers take on new things, this tells me that family films are not his risque. I am willing to give it a shot if it gets good ratings, though. It would be a long Thanksgiving weekend without some film to see.... Oh wait, MUPPETS!!

the entertainment junkie said...

I don't know, Chloe Moretz was brilliant in Kick-ass and Let Me In, Sacha Baron Cohen looks perfect for this type of slapstick, and I think this will be perfect. Yeah, annoying that everything is in 3D nowadays but a master such as scorsese can do a lot of interesting things with it.

Joe said...

Sigh. So like a lot of recent adaptations of successful children's novels and fiction, this looks like it will water down the genuine emotional content and character development in favour of slapstick comedy, garish fantasy sequences, and maudlin moralizing.

And they're doing the "British accents = all foreigners" bit again, even though this story takes place in 1930s Paris. If you're going to set an English-language film in a non-English speaking time or place, why not just let the actors speak with their native accents?

Minic said...

I'm getting bad, NUTCRACKER IN 3D vibes from this. Not a good trailer, at any rate; the 30 Seconds to Mars song makes it feel very pretentious, as though it believes it's above the silly slapstick and cliche presented. Wait and see, I suppose.

Gamecase said...

I didn't realize there was an add before the trailer, and half way through the Insidious trailer I was thinking "Wow, I guess Scorcese doesn't do whimsical"

Jacob Beck said...

Speaking as someone who read the book in Jr. High, this looks interesting.

CraftyAndy said...

Martin Scorsese being behind this is surreal. Is Kings and queens going to play over every movie like this.
Anyways all the practical effects and puppetry (even if its just props that don't move the story) reminds me of the good ole days with Jim Henson's Story hour. For that alone I want to see this.

David (The Pants) said...

it seems like people are ragging on the amount of slapstick in this trailer, but it's a trailer. If kids are going to want to go see it, there should be some cheap slapsticky jokes in the trailer. Just sayin'.

wolfspawn said...

the cop reminds me of allo allo

genguidanos said...

Good moaning.